How to Draw a Realistic Scorpion

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Scorpion in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Realistic Scorpion - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw the head first. Draw an oval shape and add lines on it like lettuce.

Step 2: Now we draw the body which is like a slender curved tube arising from behind the head going towards the left. Now draw a curved line at the bottom of the body. Now draw curved lines across the body for segments.

Step 3: Draw the claws on either side of the head by drawing the right claw first. Draw a tiny hollow circle on the right side, behid the head, now make two small long hollow rectangles. Draw a bigger eliptical shape with a long triangular pointed claw at the end. Now draw the left claw by drawing a big eliptical shape and a fork-like shape arising from it, next to head slightly below it. Connect this claw to the head by a hollow triangle.

Step 4: Now we draw the tail, draw small irregular squared segments of tail adjoining each other arising from the back of the body. Make the last three more triangular and curving inward and ending in a pointed tip. The tail goes upward and curved towards the right.

Step 5: Let's draw the right legs now. A scorpion's legs are also segmented and has a lot of joints. Each leg is an angular appendage with four thin long straw-like parts, each one thinner and smaller than the last one. Draw three right legs, one right below the head, the second right behind it and the third right behind the second.

Step 6: Draw the left legs behind the scorpion showing only two last parts of the legs. One right above the head, one above the middle of the body, third above the last part of the body.

How to Draw a Realistic Scorpion - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Scorpion – Step-by-Step Tutorial